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Poster: demonplanet Date: Feb 7, 2010 10:04pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

I know "Curse" has a restored DVD, but that might only be the Spanish Language version. That might apply to Alien Contamination as well, since the uncut version was destributed by a name culty distributer like Elite, anchor bay or somebody. Ihope Video Cellar can shed some more light on the subject. On one final note, I also remembered I have PD copies of "War of the Monsters" (the 2nd gamera movie) and "The Hellbenders" with Joseph Cotten. CR or PD? Thank you.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 8, 2010 5:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

1966's War of the Monsters or Gamera vs. Barugon shows no renewal registrations at USCO, but since it's a foreign film, I can't be sure if it's PD or not.

The copyright for The Hellbenders was GATT restored:

Type of Work: Recorded Document
Document Number: V8007P297
Date of Recordation: 1997-12-30
Entire Copyright Document: V8007P297 (Single page document)
Title: I crudeli = The ruthless ones / Additional title: I crudelli; The hellbenders; Los despiadados.
Notes: Motion picture.
Notice of intent to enforce a copyright restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
Owner: ELP Communications. Sony Pictures Entertainment; Copyright & Title Dept. SPP 5638; 10202 West Washington Blvd.; Culver City, CA 90232-3195. PHONE: (310) 244-7553. FAX: (310) 244-2366.
Date of Publication: 1998-01-30

Variant title: Ruthless ones.
I crudelli
Hellbenders
Los despiadados.
Names: ELP Communications.


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Poster: skybandit Date: Feb 10, 2010 6:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

"War of the Monsters is definitely PD. "Attack of the Monsters" is also PD, but "Gamera vs Guiron" is not. Both Titan Productions and Sandy Frank Enterprises dubbed the same film in different ways, but Sandy Frank keeps up with his copyright renewals. The original "Gamera" also received this treatment, so "Gammera the Invincible" is PD, but "Gamera" isn't.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Feb 9, 2010 6:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

Gamera vs. Guiron or Attack of the Monsters was the fifth Gamera movie, not that that affects what you're saying about the copyright status of War of the Monsters.

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Poster: cmak9 Date: Mar 6, 2016 11:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More PD Film Questions when theres time

Hello,
This post goes back a long time, but just wanted to throw this out there regarding "Attack of the Monsters" in case anyone can help me with it.

I downloaded "Attack of the Monsters" and used the "Gamera on a gymnastics bar" scene to make a kind of "spoof commercial" for gymnastics schools to use on YouTube ads. When I uploaded it to YouTube, a company named "One Digital Entertainment" claimed a copyright on it, and now they can post ads on my video, which I don't want. This is evidently an Indian company who may have released a DVD of the movie, I see reference to a Hindi language DVD on another YouTube channel, so I'm assuming that's what it is.

I want to dispute this claim with YouTube, and would like to be able to back up my argument that these people have just taken a public domain movie and released it on DVD, and have no claim to copyright on my work, since I used the original Prelinger Archive copy to make my work (which I consider to be copyrighted by me). They have no claim to my work and I have no claim to their work - we both probably used the original public domain movie to release our final derived works - or at least I know that I did.

Am I right in my thinking on this, and is there a document I could submit with my dispute to YouTube to prove my point? Any help would be appreciated!

This post was modified by cmak9 on 2016-03-06 19:38:51